U.S.-Based Pleasant Co. Takes Its American Girl Line Out Of Europe
- American Girls honor American women. // Publishers Weekly;2/28/1994, Vol. 241 Issue 9, p35
Features Pleasant Company's book donation program. Donation of a boxed set of American Girls for every boxed set purchased.
- Pleasant Co. Museum nixed. // Publishers Weekly;10/2/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 40, p29
Reports on publishing house Pleasant Co.'s announcement that it has abandoned its plans to build `Samantha's House: An American Girls Museum,' in Mount Kisco, New York.
- Pleasant Company launches magazine. Frederick, H.; Roback, D. // Publishers Weekly;6/1/1992, Vol. 239 Issue 25, p22
Announces that Pleasant Company, the Wisconsin-based creator of the American Girls Collection and Our New Baby lines of books and merchandise, will begin publishing a new magazine, `American Girl,' in September. The magazine is geared to girls aged 7-12; Features of the magazine; The philosophy...
- Mount Kisco residents suing village over approval of `Samantha' museum. Philippidis, Alex // Westchester County Business Journal;8/7/95, Vol. 34 Issue 32, p16
Reports on the opposition to Pleasant Co.'s plan to establish a museum in Mount Kisco village in Westchester County, New York. Special permit for the museum from the village Board of Trustees; Review of the museum site plans by the Planning Board.
- Mailer dolls up dolls. M.D. // Catalog Age;Sep97, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p22
Describes the success story of the TLC Doll catalog. Launching of catalog of outfits, patterns and accessories specially made for its 18-inch tall American Girls dolls line of rival firm Pleasant Co. by entrepreneur Patten White; History of catalog; Catalog features.
- Barbie's new sibling. Oberndorf, Shannon // Catalog Age;Aug98, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p5
Reports on the acquisition of Pleasant Company by Mattel, parent company of the Barbie doll. Financial aspects of the acquisition; How Pleasant will operate; Information on Pleasant; International sales of Mattel.
- Changing faces. Warga, Allison // Playthings;Apr2003, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p40
Discusses developments in manufacturing dolls in the U.S. Evolution of the Smiling Dolls'; Demand for Negro dolls; Challenges facing manufacturers of marketing dolls to children of various ages and ethnic background; Pleasant Co.'s line of American Girl dolls derived from different eras in...
- HOW TO COMPETE WITH A CHAMP. Dumaine, Brian // Fortune;1/10/1994, Vol. 129 Issue 1, p106
Examines American Girls Collection, a mail order line of historical dolls produced by Pleasant Co., Middleton, Wisconsin. Pleasant Co.'s strategy for setting itself apart from competitors, in particular Mattel's Barbie; President Pleasant Rowland, 52; Her contention that Pleasant Co. is in the...
- A Revolutionary Idea. Thompson, Annette // Southern Living;Mar99, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p30
Focuses on the American Girl Tour of Colonial Williamsburg produced by Pleasant Co. Basis of the tour; Activities included in the tour.